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Photo#49744
Nice haul of borid larvae - Boros unicolor

Nice haul of borid larvae - Boros unicolor
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
April 20, 2006
Size: 12 - 13 mm
I noticed one of my borid larvae had foreshortened, compressing the segments front-to-back, and crawled only feebly. At the same time, it had begun gyrating motions with its abdomen characteristic of the pupae of many beetle families. I assumed it was getting ready to pupate and placed it in a labled observation container with a moistened scrap of paper towel.

The family Boridae is represented on bugguide only by their flattened, olive green larvae. This individual might become the first adult for our site.

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